Batmobile (Super Friends)

Batmobile (Super Friends)

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name = Batmobile

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debut = "Super Friends"
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supports = Batman

Original version

The Batmobile as seen in the early episodes of "Super Friends" was based on the Lincoln Futura design as seen on the live-action Batman TV series starring Adam West. The main difference with the "Super Friends" version was that the lines of the car were modified substaintially for use in animation. The most obvious change was to the nose of the car, where the hood received a "V" depression that echoed the lower fascia. This was also the first Batmobile (of any medium) to feature yellow bat emblems on the doors. This particular feature would be quickly adapted by the comics.

ee also

*Batmobile (Batman (1966 TV series))

econd version

Beginning with the "Challenge of the Super Friends" [ [ Bizarro Alfred captures them with a sort of bolo-bazooka. Then he sets the bound pair in the Batmobile, which he programs to drive off a nearby precipice. Same old story. Dude, they’re tied up. Bash their heads in with a rock, ya mook. Anyway, the auto-piloted (har har) car tools down a road that leads right off the cliff. I’m not a road-building guy, but that seems kind of an odd design. The Caped Crusaders are saved at the last minute when a straining Batman manages to hit the Batmobile Remote Control on his utility belt. This button, one of about two on his belt, causes the Batmobile’s rear rocket thruster to engage. Gee, good thing the car was falling ass downward, somehow. Anyhoo, since the Dynamic Duo are still tied up, and thus can’t control where the car is going, I’d have thought this situation would merely delay their deaths by a second or two. However, once the car rockets up blindly we cut away. When next we see them, they’re fine.] ] format in 1978, the Batmobile got revamped. This new version was developed to have a more aerodynamic hard-edged style. In addition, this Batmobile was smaller than its predecessor. It contained a sloped nose and flying buttress B-pillars.

Features that were carried over from the original "Super Friends" Batmobile were the Bat-mask, low horizontal fins, twin bubble windshields, and blue coloring scheme.

uper Powers Collection

In 1984, "Super Friends" revamped its format (first as ' and then as ') to serve as a tie-in to Kenner's "Super Powers Collection". The Batmobile that was produced for the toyline [ [ The "Caped Crusader's" Action Vehicle!] ] [ [ Memory Hole: My Favorite Childhood Toy] ] allowed two figures to sit in it, had a battering ram grille, and trapping claw in the back.

In mid-1985, a special variation [ [ picked up the blue 1980's Batmobile (pictured below) because it reminded me of the old Superfriends Batmobile.] ] of the Super Powers Batmobile appeared in both "Batman" and "Detective Comics" [ [ Batmobiles 1985] ] . This design had a full set of front and rear canopies, "Coke-bottle" sides, integrated fins, and generally rounder features, just like the toy. The only difference between this car and its toy counterpart is the nose, which was occasionally drawn to appear longer and more pointed.


External links

* [ Batmobiles 1973 - 1977]
* [ Batmobiles 1978-1987]
* [ Batmobiles - Animated Batmobile Toys: Superfriends/Challenge of the Superfriends]

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